Scores

Final

Creighton 44

(14-5, 5-4 MVC)

S Illinois 48

(10-10, 5-4 MVC)

9:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

1 2 T
CREI 25 1944
SIU 22 2648

Top Performers

Creighton: B. Woodfox 11 Pts, 3 Reb

Southern Illinois: M. Shaw 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Blk

S. Illinois 48, Creighton 44

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Matt Shaw scored 16 points and had 7 rebounds to lead Southern Illinois past Creighton 48-44 on Saturday night at the SIU Arena.

Bryan Mullins, with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists, was the only other Saluki (10-10, 5-4 Missouri Valley) in double digits. Randal Falker chipped in 7 points and had 7 rebounds.

Both teams struggled on offense, with Creighton (14-5, 5-4 Missouri Valley) shooting 36.8 percent and Southern Illinois not much better with 41.9 percent shooting.

Creighton led 25-22 at halftime, scoring 12 points in the final five minutes of the half. But the Saluki defense kicked in during the second half, holding the Bluejays to just 19 points.

Booker Woodfox came off the bench to score 11 points and hit 4-of-4 free throws for the Bluejays, whose next highest scorer was Kenny Lawson Jr. with 7 points. With 21, the bench scored nearly half of Creighton's points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CREI
SIU
Points 44 48
FG Made-Attempted 14-38 (.368) 18-43 (.419)
3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 6-12 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 7

2007-08 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 26, 2008 @SIU 48, CREI 44Recap
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